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Leeds United takes action as cut out photo of Osama bin Laden in stands causes uproar

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There was massive uproar on social media following a cardboard cut out of former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden which was spotted at Elland Road as the image went viral on Twitter.

The Championship club had allowed supporters to pay £25 for a photograph of themselves to appear in their usual seats in the form of a cardboard cut-out.

But one prankster used a picture of the former al-Qaeda leader and an image of “life-size” Bin Laden was erected in the stadium ahead of the side’s clash with Fulham on Saturday.

After the photograph of bin Laden went viral, Leeds took quick action and have now removed the cardboard cut out of the former al Qaeda leader.

Bin Laden was this afternoon trending on social media after one Twitter user spotted the cut-out of the former world’s most wanted man, who was the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York in 2001.

Some fans questioned whether the original image was photoshopped before Twitter user @AllLoveLeeds noticed that his ‘crowdie’ was placed directly next to ex-militant leader.

With matches being played behind closed doors as efforts continue to curb the spread of COVID-19, many clubs have used cardboard cuts of fans to fill out the empty seats.

Leeds have said that they will “ensure there are no more offensive images” in the stands before Saturday’s game against Fulham.

 
 
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